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lewis, also the first woman to be executed in virginia, convicted of plotting the murder of her husband and stepson for insurance money. she died by way of lethal injection, speaking her final words to her daughter, saying i want kathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry, end quote. protestors outside the prison argued lewis was treated unfairly in that case. martha: right now, we are awaiting a major hearing on the voter intimidation case that involves the new black panther party. one of the key government players in this controversy is about to give his side of this story. steve centanni is live at the u.s. commission on civil rights in washington. steve, bring us up to date on where this case stands now and who we expect to hear from today. >> reporter: we expect to hear from two lawyers in the justice department, both of whom recommended going ahead with prosecution of this case. now, let me take you back to 2008, the election day, the presidential election, ale pooing place in philadelphia, where three new black panther party members were standing outside, wearing black paramilit
't want to purchase. when the same lawsuit was filed in virginia, by the attorney general of virginia, ken keusch cuccinelli, that's been on your show, a federal judge in virginia appointed by a democratic president said when the government tried to dismiss the case, you know what, the attorney general of virginia is right, congress has never done this before, she have a -- they have a very strong argument to say it doesn't have this power, i'm not going to dismiss the indicate -- the case. so the passer in florida, a lawsuit, joined by 19 other states, the federal government doesn't reply with an answer, it replies with an appeal to dismiss the lawsuit so, the judge will only dismiss the lawsuit if there's no legal basis for it whatsoever. there is. martha: will it be let's move on to the next step? >> correct. the next step will then be a legal analysis of the history of the commerce clause and whether the constitution was written to give congress this kind of power. for example, suppose the congress declares that the sun causes skin cancer. that would be a reasonable statement to make.
. >> good morning. here are some of the store's top in our region today. the virginia department of motor vehicles is working overtime this week in trying to play catch up following a computer outage. here in northern virginia, it will be open today and labor day to accommodate customers as well as some other locations. if you are looking for great outdoor entertainment, you do not have to go too far. the national symphony orchestra will be performing for the annual labor day capital concert. if you plan to attend, bring plenty of water and use public transportation. s had over today for a look at your sunday forecast. >> if you are heading over to the concert, take a light jacket, because temperatures will be dropping tonight. as far as the weather is concerned this weekend, a great leap -- labor day holiday weekend. crystal clear skies out there. 64 degrees. dewpoint at 52. why so nice? high-pressure right overhead. winds will shift from the west to the south. another spectacular day tomorrow. high temperatures in the upper 70's. we may make it into the 80's in some areas. as we head in
on friday. who is speaking today? >> you mentioned the headliners. geng rich and virginia governor speaking in the ball room today. it will be filled with 2,000 conservatives and they will be cheering and yelling and hearing what these guys have to say. the straw poll coming out this afternoon. that will be the big afternoon this afternoon, guys. >> thank you for the preview. >> and the rest of the headlines. we have a fox news alert for you. polls are open in afghanistan in the country's first election since rumors of fraud in last year's poll. violence from the taliban is attempting to keep the voters away. connor has the latest. >>reporter: polls are due to close it is tough to get a concrete conclusion of what the election day looked like. across the country, there was several taliban attack accident, but no where near the level of violence they feared. there were attacks in the south . the government - governor of cand han hit by an ied but he was okay. there were lines but turn out in cabble was down from last year's election . it is tough to know what turned out here in afghanistan.
right. breaking news overnight because this is happening in virginia. a woman has been executed for the first time in almost 100 years. theresa lewis was convicted in 2003 of plotting the murder of her husband and stepson. she apparently wanted their insurance money. she died by lethal injection. lewis' final words were for her stepdaughter. >> miss lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want kathy to know i love her. and i'm very sorry. >> protesters were outside the prison arguing that lewis was treated unfairly, apparently he was very close to the i.q. line where you're not supposed to get executed. police trying to figure out who killed a nicaraguan diplomat in his apartment in the bronx here in new york. he was found on the floor. his throat had been slashed. this just hours before he was scheduled to attend the u.n. general assembly. witnesses say there was a fight in the apartment the night before the murder. police believe he probably knew his killer. >> people filling sandbags now all across southern minnesota and western wisconsin. that's going to happen a
. congressman of virginia said if you don't tie our hands we are going to keep stealing, i democrat, admitting with balanced budget amendments et cetera. pretty revealing, when you consider, this president has accumulated more debt, larger deficits than any president combined from washington through reagan. >> they are stealing. they are stealing from our future. they are stealing from our children and grandchildren. trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. that's not what america is about. my family sacrificed so my brother and i could have opportunity. this country has always been about people sacrificing for the next generation. now we see the democrats in washington stealing from the next generation to buy voights -- to buy votes and interest groups today. we have to stop it. >> sean: a lot of people are talking about the possibility you may run for president. are you thinking about it? >> i love the private sector. i had 12 years as governor. >> sean: you are not going to give me a straight answer. >> i'm going to do everything i can to help republicans win this november. >> se
of republicans. in a moment, lieutenant dan choi. virginia phillips ruling the policy of banning openly gay men and women from serving in the military has a, quote, direct and deleterious effect on the armed services. phillips declaring don't ask, don't tell is unconstitutional because it violates first and fifth amendment rights, and offers no military benefit. among those discharged were many with critically needed skills. according to the government's own data, many of those discharged pursuant to the act had education training or specialization in so-called critical skills, including arabic, chinese flun see. military intelligence, weapons development and medicine. the suit was first filed in 2004 by the republicans, a gay and lesbian advocacy group. it will not effect policy immediately. the judge will first draft an injunction over the next week. the justice department can appeal the decision. a spokesman telling the ap, it's currently being reviewed by attorneys. for his part, president obama who campaigned on the repeal of don't ask, don't tell has left it up to congress to overturn the
:32 in chicago right now. >> another horrible fire to tell you about. this one at a race track in west virginia leaving 27 horses dead. this happened at the stables at charlestown races. 27 horses were saved when the owners rushed into the flames. the stables were full after a big race over the holiday weekend. no word of what caused this fire. >> all right, joran van der sloot admitting he took money from the family of natalee holloway. he said van der sloot told her family he'd reveal the location of her body and then he took the money and flew over to latin america without revealing where the body -- where her body actually was. van der sloot is accused of murdering a young peruvian woman and that's why he's in prison wearing that vest. >> meanwhile, the death toll from mudslides in guatemala has climbed to 45. a lot of people still missing. torrential rains saturated the ground and weakened the hillsides there. have been at least 15 landslides at different spots along the interamerican highway in the last two days. at least 50 people are believed to be buried in one location. >> angelina j
established candidate. scored seven establishment. [ inaudible ] virginia governmeor is also pushing for action. >> we have to get people who believe in the conservative, pro-family limited government, federalism ideas out in november. >> now islam has been a big topic this morning. generating controversy. they have been talking about the proposed mosque near ground zero site. also 9/11. bill bennett host of "morning in america" had this to say, talk about the terrorist act in the name of islam and he said, "we're not islamaphobes but we're angry at islam." back to you. >> thank you for the update. voters in hawaii head to the poll to decide which democrat will try to take back republican seat from republican hands after eight years. two long-time political rivals will square off. former congressman neil abercrombie and the honolulu mayor went head-to-head in a primary 24 years ago. the race is full of mud slinging over race, religion and gay rights. alaska senator lisa murkowski is back in the race this time as a write-in after losing in the primary to tea party backed joe miller. s
the november election. we're joined by former governor of virginia, doug wilder, the first african-american governor. good morning to you, governor. >> good morning, gretchen, brian. always good to be here. >> gretchen: good to have you as well. so what do you make of what the president said and then when you look at the support and how that's dwindling in the african-american community, 26% of democrats now say they're excited compared with 80% when president obama was elected. >> that's the real issue. it's not really an issue as to whether people don't still want to see president obama do well. most people in the nation want to see him do well, want to see the nation do well. the real question is is there a transference effect. is he able to say, listen, vote for such and such a people or such and such a persons because if you do that, it could help me. now, you got midterm elections almost a month away. you've got people looking pretty bad in some instances, particularly in the congress and the house. and is it enough at this time to do that? when you have this lady in atlanta
star in the democratic party by the name of tom perriello running from southeastern virginia. he is in a fairly conservative district. he had the courage to vote for health care reform, financial reform, the bailout, and now is getting killed on that. he is 15 or 20 points behind. that is a district where they may pull the money even though he is a rising star and put it in that district where dana bash is that didn't seem close before but now is close. they want to save that seat and they have a real fighting chance there. >> these are going to be really tough, wrenching decisions. >> very hard decisions. you have tom perriello, he had the future written all over him. he'll come back in politics i hope somewhere but that's the kind of person you want to see stay in politics. >> yes. all right. we'll see what hamppens. thank you. >>> a fast moving wildfire endangering areas in and around colorado's four mile canyon. we'll have an update. one official calls it chilling in its callousness. the details of the killing of a pizza delivery man. beh d the th they just thought of everyth
on the campaign trail. if you are in west virginia trying to win that senate race or joe sestak in pennsylvania losing to pat toomey and the white house starts talking about global climate disruption, you have got to say don't they have a clue global warming is driving people to the republicans? megyn: this past winter which was terrible in the northeast, we got pummeled with cold weather and snow. people are saying global warming my you know what. it's an anecdotal thing and it may not be tied to the earth. but that's working to pursuade people global warning is a myth. i think these administrators found themselves waging a p.r. war with god that they were losing. >> i went in to get my haircut this morning and i asked my barber, do you believe this global warming stuff? no, it's a bunch of nonsense. that reflects what is the popular dismissal of the overkill, the al gore extremism. we know the temperature has gone up a little bit. we don't know if it's a bad thing, we don't even know if we can do anything about it. that's generally what people think. when you get winters like you had in the e
be a problem for many of you out toward virginia beach, ocean city and the florida coastline is going to be an issue, too. but also by the afternoon. >>> scattered showers and storms might cause delays and any picnics. keep that in mind. in terms of your temperatures it's going to be a sizzling day in parts of the desert southwest. in new york, another day. highs back into the 80s once again. enjoy it while you can. that's the latest. back to you, jim. >>> looks like a great weather forecast for a big part of the country. we're glad for that. appreciate it. >> a new medical study is giving teens what they want. a reason to sleep in like they need another reason. researchers say starting school later improves performance in the classroom. and we'll find out more in just a few moments. with so many to choose from it's hard to see the difference. but this is the way most dent. fact is, more dentists brush with an oral-b toothbrush than any other brush. ♪ if you could see what your dentist sees, you'd reach for an oral-b toothbrush too. oral-b. there's no way to hide it. sir, have you
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